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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by V13t0r, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. V13t0r

    V13t0r Regular member

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    iam looking into building my own computer. i know how to put it together and stuff. the only thing is i dont know if the parts i have choosen are good. these are the parts.

    1)CASE-Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Full-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

    2)MOTHERBOARD-EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard (A1 Version)

    3)CPU-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz Socket 775 OEM Processor

    4)HARD DRIVE-Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 500GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive

    5)DVD BURNER-Sony DRU830A 18x DVD Burner

    6)POWER SUPPLY-X-Pro 750 Watt PSU with Active PFC

    7)FLOPPY-Internal 3 1/2" Floppy(Nothing special :)

    8)SOUND CARD-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE

    9)GRAPHIC CARD-XFX GeForce 8600 GTS XXX 256MB PCIe

    10)MEMORY-OCZ Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 Memory

    11)CPU FAN-Cooler Master’s Hyper L3 Heat Pipe CPU Cooler


    Iam still choosing a monitor. i think i might go with the Acer AL2216WBD 22-inch DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor. and i already know im getting the G15 keyboard and the G7 mouse.
     
  2. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    well, everything looks good, except for the power supply.. I've never heard of "X Pro", so it could be a faulty one. I would go with an antec or thermaltake, they make god PSUs.

    Also, if you have a quad core processor, why not have an 8800? If you are just ging to settle with a 8600, then i think a duel core, something like a E4300 and then just overclock it.

    I heard that some core 2 duo processors can be overclocked to be faster than the quad core ones, and they cost a fraction of the price!
     
  3. V13t0r

    V13t0r Regular member

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    the brand of the power supply is ultra. i think i9am ganna end up with the 8800. and one more question. is 750w strong enough for this set up?
     
  4. windman43

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    as for the psu i never heard of that one either but i'd say go for this one CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W but thats just my opinion

    and the graphics card prolly should go up to an 8800 i almost picked the same one but someone on here said the 8600 would be too slow
     
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    V13t0r Regular member

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    which version of the 8800 should i get??
     
  6. Eugene482

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    8800GTS 320mb sometimes outperforms the 640mb on lower resolutions.
    8800GTX 768mb if you have money
    8800 Ultra, don't go there.

    So I think 8800GTS 320mb is the best choice. Considering it pwns 8600 out of the water.
     
  7. windman43

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    well depends what kinda budget you on?
     
  8. V13t0r

    V13t0r Regular member

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    well the website im (possibly) buying the parts from says that everything will be around 1600 with the 8800GTS.

    so a 620w psu is good enough? i might get liquid cooling to.
     
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    are you going with newegg? and 620watts might be ok. . . but i would go bigger so you can expand later without getting a new PSU. Look for ones with 80% or more Efficiency.
     
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    V13t0r Regular member

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    links are fine,

    here is a 850 if you want to look at other brands:

    http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=014263&cid=PS.808

    http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=010076&cid=PS.808
     
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  12. sammorris

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    Either of those power supplies mike posted are fine, but DON'T go with the X-Pro, Ultra PSUs are a bit dodgy sometimes.
    I personally would recommend the 620W Corsair that was mentioned earlier, that's very good.
    As for the specs, agreed on going with an 8800, a Quad core is silly with a cheap graphics card.
    620W WILL BE ENOUGH.
     
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    Well, let's just say two reviews from SPCR weren't so flattering.
     
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    Unfortunately Tigerdirect don't offer the Corsair. Odd, since most retailers do.
     
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    how about newegg?
     
  18. Waymon3X6

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    how about newegg?
     
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    Well yes, They offer it, but v13t0r said he was getting the stuff from TD...
     
  20. mikeh0303

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    i am sure it would be fine to get on part from newegg, or cc (canada computers) they ship to the USA to.
     

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